Sanjay Verma has been appointed by Akums India as their group CIO. He has previously worked with Somany Ceramics as their CIO and spent over nine years as the IT head for J&K Laxmi cement. This is the first time he will be in a pharma company. He says the current task is a challenge for him as the pharma sector is highly regulated, requires a lot of documentation, and the scope for mistakes is minimal.
Fullerton India has announced the appointment of Rahul Bhardwaj as its new CIO and head of operations, customer service. He will be rejoining Fullerton from Jio payments bank where he was a founding member and led the operations for Jio Payments Bank and Reliance Payments Solutions. Bhardwaj is a veteran with almost 2.5 decades of experience of working with financial and tech institutions like ICICI bank, Aptech Internet, and Globus Stores.
Global CIO of Mars Petcare, Miao Song has left the company after a three years stint. Song is now the new global CIO of GLP Singapore and will be responsible for the global tech function and all aspects of technology across the company. She will also monitor GLP’s global data and digital plans. Song is a veteran with two decades of international experience and has worked with Johnson and Johnson as CIO & VP-IT ASPAC and also with Shell for 13 years.
Gartner said that the year 2021 will be a golden year as the growth in the IT sector, which is expected to be around 9%. Investments in digitisation in the next few years will grow by 8-9%. IT industry decisions will revolve around business as more and more companies turn towards digitisation. Certain verticals will grow faster than the others and get a larger share of the IT market.
Wipro appointed Anup Purohit as their new CIO. The veteran has 2.5 decades of experience in BFSI, centered around innovation in digital banking, financial management, business solution, service delivery, portfolio and program management, etc. He has formerly worked in leadership roles at Yes bank, Barclays, RBL, and JPMC. As the CIO of Yes bank, he guided the business tech transformation and digital innovation strategy.
IMGC has appointed Sumit Chadha as its new CIO. The former PNB Housing finance employee will be looking over the implementation of technology strategy, improving digital capabilities, and improving the company’s competitive capability with modern tech solutions. The veteran has almost two decades of experience working with companies like ICICI Bank, PNB housing finance, and Nucleus software.
Nuvoco Vistas Corp has a new CIO, Abhijit Bhalerao. The responsibility of Bhalerao, in the Nirma Group company, involve being in close contact with businesses and partners, making strategic decisions for improving the company’s Information systems, IT infrastructure, and assets. With vast experience in various leadership roles that spans over two decades, Bhalerao has worked with EY, HCL, Aegis Limited, and Raymond Limited in the past.
Chetna Mahajan has become the new CIO of ZoomInfo. Her new role will be to lead the company’s IT strategies to accelerate digital transformation and operational excellence. Mahajan has 20 years of professional experience and has served Symantec, Conga, Delta Dental of California, the Colorado Governor’s Office of IT, Boeing, Sun Microsystems, etc in the past. She will be part of ZoomInfo’s executive leadership team and report to COO Chris Hays.
Dun & Bradstreet, in a survey report, said that one in two CIOs, or 56% to be precise, of leading companies, plan to invest in new-age tech to overcome the challenges posed by data management. 250 CIOs from India participated in the survey and they represented businesses around INR 5 bn revenue, across 10 verticles and six metropolitan cities in India. 52% of the CIOs who participated saw cybersecurity as a key priority while 48% wanted to enable a remote workforce.